Coastal Radar Almost Operational

I saw this on Cliff Mass’s Blog today.  A sample image from the new Washington Coast radar.  Looks like it’ll be all ready for the coming storm season this winter.

 

Chief Meterologist Mark Nelsen

15 Responses to Coastal Radar Almost Operational

  1. bgmike says:

    Taking a big loop of the Northwest starting tomorrow.
    Stopping at Nampa/Boise then going to Yellowstone, after that going through Montana and stopping in Spokane then coming back on the 15th.
    Hoping to see some good thunderstorms in Yellowstone.

  2. I was just noticing so far my highest temperature for the year was on June 4th at 86.2. It would be very strange (and a first) for the highest temp of the year to come outside of July or August.

  3. john3985 says:

    hey is this winter going to have less snow or more any guess would help and any like the one last thanksgiving with the artic blast

  4. A strange pattern in the low clouds in the valley today:

    http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/loops/wxloop.cgi?vis1km_west_full+6

    Banking against the Cascades is normal, but almost like a secondary band right off of the coast range as well.

  5. Kyle From Silverton says:

    If we are lucky December’s SW flow will still be cold enough to have some decent snow for skiing during Christmas Break when the inversion comes to help them keep on going thru January.

  6. Margaret in Fairview says:

    I love these perfect 70 degrees…yes!

    • Kyle From Silverton says:

      My winter predictions: February will be our big month for excitement:

      Wait till late November when we go to a Zonal Flow real brief for Thanksgiving day and then switch over to SW flow that will bring almost non stop light rain for most of December except a half week of inversion during Christmas Break with a lot of fog in the valleys.

      The fog will make valley temps stuck in the low 30s during that inversion time for Christmas Break and the last week of school there will be 1 widespread two hour delays due to black ice and a brief shot of snow down to 200 feet before colder air comes for the inversion.

      Silverton will have a quarter inch of snow during the late December low pressure and several days of freezing fog after.

      Portland may have another commuters nightmare surprise giving children a day off of school since colder air will come in right after the snow squalls.

      High pressure will be dominant thru January with troughs trying to swing their way thru but missing and heading to Northern Cali.

      The ski resorts will be crossing their fingers if they will have a decent January while Shasta and Tahoe will be breaking records left and right..

  7. Cliff Gavic, 1,100 ft says:

    I love these 70 degree days…not!

  8. Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls @ 4200') says:

    Thats good news!!

  9. Mike near Clackamas Town Center says:

    That new radar will be the best thing to happen to weather forecasting in a long time. Being able to see what kind of precip is falling at different elevations in the atmosphere will be awesome 🙂

    • Kyle From Silverton says:

      What do you mean at different elevations?

      Will it detect snow at 1,000 feet if we have this airmass stay in place this winter and we have that slushy inch of snow at Silver Falls to drive up to?

    • Mike near Clackamas Town Center says:

      There won’t be anymore guess work as to how heavy the precip will be and if the radar shows it snowing at 1,000 ft that means it’s likely snowing at elevations around Portland at 1,000 ft.

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